If you’ve never seen the Roger Corman produced version of FANTASTIC FOUR from 1994… well, you haven’t lived. Then again you’d have a good excuse, as it’s never been officially released. To this day the only way to obtain a copy is buying a bootleg version, or watching it on YouTube. Now granted, the extremely low budget kept them from doing the kinds of effects you want to see in an adaptation of the classic Marvel comic book, but there’s still a sort of indelible charm to it that you can’t help but get caught up with. Ask anyone who has seen it, they’ll know what I’m talking about. The film featured Alex Hyde-White as “Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic”, Rebecca Staab as “Sue Storm/Invisible Woman”, Jay Underwood as “Johnny Storm/Human Torch”, Michael Bailey Smith as “Ben Grimm”, Carl Ciarfalio as “The Thing”, and Joseph Culp as “Doctor Doom”… and this weekend you can meet ALL of them in person at a special reunion at Contamination in St. Louis. There’s a movement going on with fans who are trying to build enough interest for the long lost film to get a proper home video release in some official capacity. Find out more at the official Facebook page here.
The Contamination convention also features other great guests like Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), Kane Hodder (HATCHET), and our buddies Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Della Rocco from THE BOONDOCK SAINTS. Find out more information at the official Contamination website.